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If you have been injured due to the negligence or malicious acts of another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It is essential that you speak with an attorney right away to minimize the negative effects that could come from your injury situation. Here at Rector Stuzynski LLC, we have been representing injury victims for over 75 years, throughout this beautiful state and our home town of Manitou Springs. Our team of attorneys is here to help you through the entire process.
Why You Need A Lawyer
Personal injury lawsuits usually have a lot of moving parts that need to be handled by properly trained attorneys and paralegals to ensure the best possible decisions are being made for the optimal outcome in your injury claims. Many times this involves dealing with insurance companies and policies that can be very overwhelming for inexperienced parties.
Our attorneys have been dealing with insurance companies for decades and know how to protect your rights as well as get the insurance companies to pay what they really owe. We also help protect you from doing anything that may hurt your chances of getting full compensation from the liable party. Every step of the way, Rector Stuzynski LLC will be there to represent you to the best of our abilities as we take our attorney client relationships very seriously and want the best outcome possible for all of our clients.
We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Do!
Part of our free consultation is laying everything out to decide if you have a case that has the potential to bring you a fair compensation package for your injuries and who should be at fault for what happened. If we determine that you have a good case, we take on the lawsuit on a contingency basis meaning no upfront fees and you won’t pay a cent until we win your case and you receive a compensation package from the liable party.
If you’re nervous about the cost of paying for an attorney, you can feel good about working with our team for your Manitou Springs accident. You won’t build up high legal fees only to be stuck without any sort of compensation in the end. Instead, we’ll work our hardest to get you the compensation you deserve, and you’ll have our guarantee that you’ll get paid or you won’t have to worry about covering those legal costs at all.
Main Types Of Injury Cases We Deal With
We have handled every kind of personal injury case you can think of over the years and have achieved great results for our clients along the way. Below you can find a list of some of the most common types of personal injury cases we represent.
Don’t Wait To Be Medically Checked
There are a variety of reasons why people do not get checked by a medical professional after an accident. Some of those are: no health insurance, fear of the cost of the ambulance ride and hospital visit or maybe their primary care doctor does not see accident patients.
Often individuals think they are not injured and try to feel better by taking over-the-counter pain medications, soaking in the tub or just best rest – hoping the pain will go away. When the pain does not go away, oftentimes they have waited a week, a month or even several months to see a medical provider. We have found that in these situations it adversely affects their claim.
Insurance companies love to see a delay in treatment or gaps of treatment in care so they can put the blame back on the patient for not getting care and worsening their own condition.
There have been multiple recent cases where jurors have come back with a verdict for the defendant because the plaintiff failed to get treatment and waited for some time to go to the doctor. What victims of accidents do not know is that there are plenty of doctors in the Manitou Springs area that are more than willing to provide care and wait to be paid on a claim once it resolves.
That’s why it’s best to get to a hospital as soon after an accident as possible and to make all your follow up appointments as necessary. Not meeting these requirements even just once could be enough to ruin your case, or diminish your settlement amount substantially at the least. Take your health seriously, get the treatment you need and you’ll have a better shot at getting the compensation you deserve too.
How Do I Know If My Claim Is Valid?
What Is My Case Worth?
Every injury case is different, so there is no definitive answer to this question without knowing the details about your case and even then, there are a lot of factors that can drastically vary the amount that your case is worth. Some of the major factors that you should consider are: were you partially at fault for the accident, did you have any pre-existing conditions that could affect your medical treatment, were you acting within local law regulations and much more.
When calculating costs of damages, you’ll need to gather every receipt from medical bills, auto repairs, property damages, insurance policies and more to get a basic understanding of what you may receive in compensation. Typically you will get those costs reimbursed and then some for your pain and suffering, lost wages, etc.
This can all vary though based on many different things so it is important to speak thoroughly about your case with a qualified attorney to make sure you aren’t missing anything that could hurt your claim and potentially lower your compensation amount. If you are wondering what your case may be worth, don’t hesitate to reach out to our personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation.
Damages & Compensation You May Be Entitled To
When evaluating the extent of damages to your person and property, there is a lot that goes into accounting for every last detail. In some cases you may be able to get compensation for medical bills, lost wages, injuries sustained and more. Some of the things we evaluate to determine how much you might be able to receive are as follows:
- The type of injury and how severe it is
- Medical bills from the injury
- Income loss, past and future, loss of job, inability to go to work, etc.
- How many parties are at fault and how much they were liable
- Existing injuries that may affect current injuries or insurance coverage
- Cost to cover any long term medical expenses to rehabilitate your injuries
These damages are broken up into three different classes:
- Economic damages
- Non-economic damages
- Punitive damages(only available in some cases)
Every case has its own unique circumstances, which is why no two cases are worth the same amount in damages. When you file a lawsuit against an insurance company, an employer, or an individual, the amount of damages you’re seeking is one of the most important factors. That’s why you want to rely on advice from proven attorneys that understand how to build your case to be as valuable as possible. To find out what your case may be worth, we estimate all of this during your free consultation so feel free to give us a call anytime and get your case evaluated by Manitou Springs best personal injury lawyers.
Determining Liability In Your Lawsuit
In Manitou Springs, you can only prevail in an injury claim if you were less than 50% liable for the accident that caused the injury. So, if you played a role in causing the accident, even if it was not intentional, then you won’t be able to file a claim. This is because your own actions were 50% responsible or more for the accident happening and our laws do not allow for compensation of victims who were also a major cause of the accident.
How Long Do You Have To File Your Injury Claim?
In Manitou Springs, you have up to 3 years to file your claim after the date of a car accident. If you are injured in a different type of accident, there may be a shorter. Whether you file right away or wait the full 3 years will not make a difference in how the case is handled, but it can have an impact on determining liability in some cases due to evidence sometimes being harder to collect after such a long time period.
Are Settlements Taxable?
According to state and federal laws, injury settlements are not taxable, except in some circumstances. These are typically when there is an emotional injury claim that didn’t come from and actual physical injury to begin with. Those circumstances are not very common, but to be sure your settlement isn’t taxable, make sure to speak with one of our attorneys for a specific determination regarding your case.
How Long Do Lawsuits Take To Resolve?
Due to the fact that every personal injury case is different, the time it takes to resolve a case varies greatly once you start the claims process. Some cases are settled quickly but many require months of negotiation and many rounds of legal hoops to jump through in order to get the best results. In the event that we have to take your case to trial, the final outcome may not happen for a few years, so it is best to not expect anything from your case right away. Our attorneys will go over everything with you and give you an estimated timeline based on what your case will likely need to find a resolution.
It’s important to realize that every case is different. That’s why it’s valuable to have an honest and experienced attorney working on your case. We specialize in personal injury cases in Springs CO and have enough experience to offer our clients realistic timelines for their cases. We can’t tell you exactly how long your case will last, but we can give you a timeframe that will work.
There is a statute of limitations that applies to the amount of time you have to file your claim, which varies by the severity of the case so make sure to contact an attorney and get your case filed before time runs out. Waiting won’t just make it more difficult to process your case before the statute of limitations is up, but it will make the case more difficult to fight as well. Seeking help early will only improve your chances and give your personal injury lawyer in Manitou Springs fresher evidence to work with.
Types Of Insurance That May Be Involved In Settling Your Case
Many personal injury cases in Manitou Springs end up involving numerous insurance providers and/or policies. This is why it is so important that you hire an attorney that has a lot of experience dealing with insurance companies and all types of policies. We fight to protect your rights and make the insurance companies hold up their end of the contract when the time comes. Some of the types of insurance that may be relevant with your case are below:
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Commercial Property Insurance
- Commercial Liability Insurance
- Business Owner Insurance
- Auto Insurance
- Homeowners Insurance
- Workers Compensation
No matter who you are fighting against due to injuries and medical costs, you can get the help you need from our firm. Our experienced team will help build you a case and give you the tools you need to come out ahead. Don’t let the insurance companies take advantage of you. Let us represent you and fight to get what you deserve from the liable parties so you can get top-notch medical care. With decades of experience backing us, you can be sure that Rector Stuzynski LLC will provide an exceptional legal representation in any personal injury case. We are here to help YOU, not the insurance company’s bottom line.
What Will We Discuss During Your Free Case Consultation?
There are many different aspects of each different case that will need to be discussed thoroughly with your attorney to ensure we have an in-depth knowledge of your case so we can make the correct decisions on how to move forward with the claims process. Make sure to tell us every detail as leaving something out could hurt the future potential of your case or catch us off guard during the trial. Below are some of the things we will discuss during your consultation:
- Details of the incident and all parties involved or liable for the incident
- Is the personal injury claim valid according to local and state laws?
- If you should take the insurance companies settlement offer or fight for more
- Expectations for settling outside of court or taking the case to trial
- The costs to hire us as your personal injury lawyer
- If your actions played any part in the incident that may put you at partial fault
- Previous results from our firm on similar injury cases
- Setting realistic timelines on how long the case may take to fully resolve
- Details about insurance coverage, medical bills from the accident, how bad are the injuries, etc.
- Question and answer session to go over any extra details that need to be covered
- What types of compensation you may be eligible to receive for your case
Most people have never had to deal with horrible injury situations so you may have a lot of questions about the process involved and what it will cost. No need to worry though, Rector Stuzynski LLC is here to help guide you through the entire process and answer any questions you have along the way. We believe in treating our clients with respect and compassion so that every one of our clients has an incredible experience with us and is happy with the outcome of their case for years to come.
No matter what type of injury you have suffered, we are here for you and would be happy to help you get fair compensation for your injuries or the injured person you may be inquiring for. Don’t leave yourself with unanswered questions, or avoid getting the help you need because you aren’t sure if you have a real case. Talk with our Manitou Springs injury attorneys to get your questions answered and to learn the specifics of your case as well. You’ll feel better after receiving our help, and you might end up with a better payout for your injuries too.
Is It Worth Getting A Lawyer?
If you have been injured due to another person or company’s negligence, then hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is the best thing you can do to ensure you are fairly compensated for the injuries you sustained. At Rector Stuzynski LLC, we have been representing injury victims for 75 years and always strive for the absolute best outcomes for every single one of our clients.
Some of the befits of working with an attorney are that you have knowledgable lawyers going over every last detail of your case and making sure nothing is left out so you get full compensation. Also, insurance companies love to negotiate with indvidual parties instaed of law firms because they almost always come out of it paying less than they should have due to the party not knowing their rights and missing key details that could help their case.
The insurance companies know us and how good we are at fighting them, so you have a better chance at higher settlement amounts based on our exceptional results against insurance companies over the years. And the best part about working with our law firm is that you don’t pay anything unless we win so there’s no downside to hiring us.
What Do Our Attorneys Do For You?
When you work with Rector Stuzynski LLC, you can be sure you are getting a top notch legal defense team fighting to get you the compensation you deserve for anything that has negatively impacted your life due to the liable parties negligence. Some of the things we do to get maximum compensation for our clients are:
- Assess your case and find out just how bad your injuries were and how they affected your well-being
- Discover what negligence was involved to see if you have a valid injury claim
- Thoroughly investigate the accident location and events that lead to the accident
- Speak to witnesses, industry experts, medical doctors, accident recreation teams and more
- Gather all necessary documents surrounding the case(medical notes, insurance policies, police reports, etc)
- Examine any photo, video and other evidence available and document it
- Determine how much to ask for in your case and send out demand letters to liable parties
- Negotiate your compensation and prove why the other party is responsible for the damages we are claiming
- If no settlement is agreed upon, take the case to trial and prove your claims in court
- Finish the court hearings and disperse settlement funds accordingly
Going about litigating a personal injury claim on your own is no small task and many times will leave you with unpaid bills that you could have been compensated for if you hired a professional attorney to help you. We have decades of experience fighting injury claims and helping our clients get full compensation so that their lives are back to normal as soon as possible. Don’t let your claim get settled for pennies on the dollar, give us a call and get the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Law Firm For Help With Your Case
If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of another person or company, give us a call for a free consultation. We will figure out who was at fault and if you have a case. When we take on a Manitou Springs personal injury case, we work for no upfront fees and only get paid when you do. We have been proudly serving our peers for over 75 years and would be happy to represent you as well, so give us a call at (719) 578-1106 today.
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Areas We Serve
We serve clients injured anywhere throughout the state of Colorado, but we focus on residents of these areas: Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Fountain, Briargate, Monument, Black Forest, Pueblo, Canon City, Larkspur, Security-Widefield, Peyton, Falcon, Calhan, Castle Rock, Teller County, El Paso County, Elbert County, Park County, Douglas County and beyond.
At Rector Stuzynski LLC, we help injury victims all over the state of Colorado. Here is a detailed list of the areas we serve:
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